Nowadays, with a higher population and more competition to survive and rise in various social ladders, stress, anxiety, and depression are at an all-time high. Many times people cannot tell whether others are experiencing stress. My work consists of two series. The first series is an examination of the different forms stress takes. The dismal depictions of people bring awareness to how big of a toll stress and depression can take on one’s life. The second series consists of amber depictions of nature and my childhood. With an inspiring choice of subjects, they provide a sense of nostalgia. This particular piece depicts the reality of academic and competitive stress.(A. Jain)
A Memphis based artist, Aayush Jain, has been sharpening his skills in charcoal and digital illustration in the past few years. As a child, he loved to draw and scribbled on anything he saw. After he picked up a pencil during primary school, his journey started and drawing has shown to be his way of channeling thoughts and perspectives. Through his art (www.aayushjainart.com), he has been able to donate to various non-profit organizations and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The ability to create and make people happy and relieve them of a burden is absolutely the best feeling. His work has been awarded nationally and regionally by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has been exhibited at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Mid-South Delta Fair, West TN Regional Art Center, and more.